Not much to write about SIFMA this year. I was warned by a friend that it was a ghost-town on the first day. I went to SIFMA on the second day, which is usually the most attended day, and unfortunately, my friend was correct.
In 2008, SIFMA has 350 vendors, but this year, they had 201 vendors, which is a decrease of about 42%. The side corridors used to be jammed with small vendors, but they were totally barren this year. Many large vendors were conspicuously absent, like Sungard and Reuters and Intel. Cust0mer traffic was way down, and in most booths, vendors were conversing with other vendors.
Sorry folks ... not much to write about here .....
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